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29 Mar

8 Casual Ethical Shoes For Men and Women

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Whether you reach for the sneakers or a pair of slip-ons – casual, comfortable and easy-to-wear shoes are an essential item. The great news is there are lots of great brands out there using new innovative materials and ethical sourcing ensuring you can walk the walk when it comes to your values. Here are 8 pairs that we rate “Good” or “Great”.

Thesus (Alice + Whittles)

Rated: Good

Minimalist Black + White Luxa Sneaker – Ships to the US and Canada

Alice + Whittles favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices and sustainable materials as a means of creating long-lasting, positive change. The Minimalist Luxa Sneaker is handmade in Portugal from post-industrial leather taken from waste generated when making luxury European car seats.

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Rated: Great

Men’s Slip On – Ships Internationally

Love a classic slip on, then try these unisex numbers from Etiko. Fairtrade, organic and vegan, they tick all the boxes when it comes to people, planet and animals. Etiko offer a takeback service, so when they’re done you can send them back and get a voucher.

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Rated: Good
womsh white ethical sneakers

Snik White Green – Ships to Europe

Fashion and sustainability can go together and Womsh is the footwear brand that proves it. Their sneakers are entirely designed and manufactured in Italy. The Snik is a modern interpretation of 1990s sneaker culture and is made from 100% sustainable & vegan leather from Appleskin.

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Shop Womsh @ Comovita.


Rated: Good

OCA Low – Ships internationally

CARIUMA is a more sustainable Brazilian sneaker brand that wants you to feel super comfortable while providing effortless style in organic canvas, leather, and suede styles.

Find CARIUMA's shoes in US sizes 5-13.

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Rated: Good

Ankle Sneakers – Ships internationally

Vegan, unisex, ethical and stylish to boot we love these ankle sneakers by NAE. Each pair is made with recycled plastic bottles, meaning that single-use scourge is getting a new life in your wardrobe.

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Shop NAE.

Shop NAE @ Staiy.

Shop NAE @ Urbankissed.

Po Zu

Rated: Good

Brisk Black White – Ships to Europe

Looking for something a little different? These unisex sneakers play with colour and texture for a distinctive look. Materials used include organic cotton canvas, eco microfibre and coconut husk.

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Rated: Good

Red Retro Style Sports Shoes – Ships Internationally

Made with imitation suede and recycled nylon, these blush pink vegan sneakers will go with almost any outfit. EcoAlf is a European outdoor and streetwear label that’s been driving change for ten years. Not only do they make great clothes but they undertake research and education, to push sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

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Shop Ecoalf @ Farfetch.

Shop Ecoalf @ Labell-D.

Shop Ecoalf @ OASEAS.

Shop Ecoalf.


Rated: Good

Ethletic make fair trade casual shoes and sneakers from organic cotton and natural rubber. Its Fair Skater is a classic casual streetwear-sneaker, made of FLO-certified, organic and fairly traded canvas twill cotton from small farmers from India.

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Editor's note

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